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NBA: Oklahoma City 109, Houston 94

Jan. 6, 2012 at 11:13 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant scored 26 points Friday and ignited Oklahoma City to a quick start that brought the Thunder a 109-94 win over Houston.

The Thunder built a 17-point halftime lead and coasted from there to end a two-game skid. Houston has lost three in a row.

Durant made 10-of-16 from the field and James Harden came off the bench to score 23 points. Russell Westbrook chipped in 15 points and five assists.

Houston was led by 13 points each from Terrence Williams and Kevin Martin.

The teams will play again Saturday in Houston in a game that will be Oklahoma City's third in as many nights. The Rockets are in the midst of playing four games in five nights.

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